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Holidays in San Antonio
On Ibiza’s sun-drenched west coast is the gateway to clubbers’ paradise, San Antonio. Right on the sparkling Mediterranean, the resort has spectacular beaches, top hotels and some of the best-known clubs in Ibiza. Clubbers make a beeline to the Sunset Strip and to see Ibiza Rocks’ big-name headliners – and during the day, the resort is a favourite place to chill out on the beach, ride the banana boats and hang out with your mates.
July and August for the hottest sunshine and biggest party crowds.
Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Book a holiday to San Antonio with Thomas Cook for drinks on the Sunset Strip, boat parties on the Mediterranean and some of the best clubs in the world.
San Antonio Town, Ibiza
The Central City Apartments is situated in the heart of the popular resort of San Antonio just 500 m from the sandy beach of the Bay on the island paradise of Ibiza. Close to a wide selection of bars, disco-bars, restaurants and shops, this friendly 2 Star property offers 92 simply furnished studio apartments that make a relaxed base for lively couples and young people looking for an informal atmosphere close to the hectic nightlife and entertainment at the resort.
Ibiza Airport is 20.5 km from the Central City Apartments.
Local Tips: The port is just a few minutes away, where visitors can take a boat to Formentera and catch a ferry to the beautiful beaches of Cala Conta and Cala Bassa, nearby. There is a regular bus service in front of the hotel.
Food, drink and entertainment: Self catering apartments. Central City Apartments offers a Bar and Restaurant with air conditioning, TV and pool table, serving a wide menu of International cuisine. There is also a snack bar and coffee shop onsite. The complex is 100 m from Sunset, Café del Mar and Savannah, and from the West End area with its lively atmosphere, restaurants and bars.
Sports, games and activities: Swimming pool, sun terrace and garden with sun beds and sunshades. The sandy beach is just 500 m away leading to several of the other small beaches which make up the bay only a short stroll along the sea-front. The beach offers a range of activities, from windsurfing and sailing to parasailing and pedaloes.
Additional: 24-hour reception, currency exchange, security safe (extra charge payable locally), medical service, excursions, taxi hire, car hire, local information, air conditioned, lift, and public transport at hand.
San Antonio Town, Ibiza
The Poniente Playa Apartments is situated in the west coast of San Antonio close to the the sandy beach of Calo des Moro and the sunset strip to ad also close to Aquarium (cave). Just a short walk to a wide selection of bars, disco-bars, restaurants and shops, this friendly 2 Star property offers 56 simply furnished apartments that make a relaxed base for lively couples and young people looking for an informal atmosphere close to the hectic nightlife and entertainment at the resort.
Getting to the hotel: Ibiza Airport is 20 km from the Poniente Playa Apartments.
Local tips: The port is just a few minutes away, where visitors can take a boat to Formentera and catch a ferry to the beautiful beaches of Cala Conta and Cala Bassa, nearby. There is regular bus service 10 minutes from the hotel.
Adults hotel, minimum age is 18 years old.
Food, drink and entertainment: The hotel cafe-terrace serves all-day breakfast, along with a range of other meals and take-aways. There is also poolside bar which serves fast food and light snacks. The cafe is air conditioned and has Satellite TV as well as Internet access on offer. The bar is open late, and has an extensive cocktail list. There is an onsite supermarket for all kinds of national and international food, fruit and freshly made bread.
Sports, games and activities: Private pool with sundeck, pool tables, etc. There is a beauty salon for beauty treatments such as manicure, pedicure, massages and facial treatments (by appointment with charge).
Additional: 24-hour reception, currency exchange, Internet stations, free Wi-Fi in the lounge, market with souvenir shop, self-service laundry, car rental, free parking in front of the hotel, motorcycle and quad rental, bike rental, help with arranging excursions, paintball, scuba diving, and discounted tickets on sale for all the island's major clubs - Es Paradis, Eden, Amnesia, Privilege, Pacha, Space.
San Antonio Town, IbizaIf you like your holidays a little more hard-core than just chilling on a beach, then check out the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Ibiza is world-famous for its party and music scene and this hotel brings it all to your door! With internationally-acclaimed DJs and banging party nights, you might find you spend your waking hours relaxing by the pool, getting ready for another night on the tiles. The hotel itself is glamorous and glitzy - rock star accommodation for a rock star holiday.
Rooms are self-catering. However, if your nominated chef goes on strike, there's the Electric Bar and Grill, which serves up restorative breakfasts and a series of light bites throughout the day. On top of that there are three further bars serving a variety of drinks and cocktails to get you ready for the night ahead. On the nearby beach you'll find the Ibiza Rocks Bar, which also hosts pre-club parties.
Assuming you've got the energy to leave the hotel, you can take a 15-minute stroll to San Antonio where you'll find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. You'll also find the world-famous Café Del Mar, the birthplace of the Ibiza club scene and the backdrop to some of Spain's most stunning sunsets.
Kick start your San Antonio holiday on a magnificent golden beach, the perfect place to get started on your tan and splash around in the sea. The choice of water sports is excellent, from leisurely sailing to parasailing at crazy speeds or racing across the water on jet skis. Grab some food by the beach and head straight to the Sunset Strip to see the sun go down, which is when San Antonio really comes alive. Head out on a party boat or sip cocktails in the swish Cafe del Mar, and when it gets late, it’s time to pull out the big guns: make it Ibiza Rocks or Gatecrasher.
San Antonio’s gorgeous beach is right in the centre of the resort, within easy walking distance from the hotels. Think soft, golden sand curved around the bright blue water, with a shallow shore that’s perfect for swimming. The beach is jam-packed with sun beds, umbrellas, showers and everything else you’ll need, plus a buzzing beachfront promenade with top bars and places to grab lunch or an ice cream. Outside the clubs, the beach is the best place in San Antonio for a wild time, with water skiing, windsurfing and banana boat rides to pick from.
There’s no doubt about it – most people come to Ibiza for the clubbing. San Antonio is one of the island’s nightlife capitals, with famous club and bar-hopping districts like the Sunset Strip pulling in the punters every summer. The sunsets here are as stunning as they say, and cocktails bars like Cafe del Mar are the best places in San Antonio to get things started. Keep an eye out for club promoters and pick from legendary clubs like Es Paradis for top nights like Hed Kandi. Don’t miss out on the boat parties – San Antonio’s harbour is a party boat hotspot.
If you’ve got the energy, there are lots of top activities in San Antonio away from the clubs. Give the party boats a rest and hire a motor boat, where you and your mates can chill out on the coast with a cool box full of food and beer. San Antonio is 10 minutes’ bus ride from Spain’s only “inflatable park”, Air Zone Ibiza. You might know it as zorbing – rolling around the park and across swimming pools in a huge inflatable orb. If that’s brought out the adrenaline junkie in you, hit the harbour for some parasailing, where five of you can soar 400 metres above the sea at once.
Clubbers: Gatecrasher, the Sunset Strip, Cafe del Mar – San Antonio is a clubbing heavyweight, with some of the best nightlife on the island.
Beach lovers: Golden good looks, fantastic water sports and beachfront bars – San Antonio has everything you want from a modern beach.
Thrill seekers: The resort has a huge choice of high-octane fun, from parasailing behind a speed boat to zorbing down a hill.
Language: The language spoken in San Antonio is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in San Antonio is the Euro (€)
Local time: San Antonio is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Ibiza Airport (IBZ).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2.5 hours
Tourist Information: Further San Antonio tourist information can be found at www.ibiza.travel/en/articulo.php?fid=295&ct=wheretogo
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to San Antonio.
Temperature: Summer average of 26-29°C.
Best time to visit: July and August for the hottest sunshine and biggest party crowds.
The weather in Ibiza is classically Mediterranean, with famously long, hot summers. The warm weather lasts from April to September, maintaining a mid 20s (°C) average that often peaks around 29°C in August.
By bus: The buses in Ibiza are regular and cheap, with services running between all the major resorts including San Antonio. Buses also operate between Ibiza Airport and the resorts at an affordable price.
By taxi: Taxis are readily available, with taxi ranks at the airport and in the main resorts. Licensed taxis are white and operate a meter, and can be flagged down if their red light is on.
By water taxi: If you fancy heading up the coast and visiting a neighbouring resort, water taxis are on hand to zip you along to the likes of Ibiza Town or Santa Eulalia. The fare is very reasonable for a fun way to get about.
For clubbers: San Antonio is home to the legendary Ibiza Rocks, which hosts the biggest parties and big-name acts every week from June to September. The resort also hosts Ibiza Rocks the Boat – a pre-gig party on the open sea. The event itself has featured the likes of Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson and Jake Bugg.
Summer festival: In July, San Antonio’s own Sunset Strip hosts the Ibiza 123 Festival, a three day event in the resort’s biggest venues, with after parties at its most legendary clubs. The festival’s line up includes Fatboy Slim, Pete Tong and David Guetta.